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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

October 31, 2014: Here are four stocks among the 106 equities making new 52-week lows today. Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE: KGC) dropped nearly 17% today to post a new 52-week ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Boosted the Market

October 31, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday following a sharp boost to the Bank of Japan’s quantitative easing program. The dollar got stronger against the yen, dropping gold and ...
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U.S. Meat Prices Rise Sharply in October

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on October farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 8.4% month-over-month to 98, with the crop index down ...
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Halloween Not Prime Time for New Movies

The major movie studios do not relish competing with a Halloween Friday and all the trick-or-treating and holiday parties. Only one studio is releasing a movie this weekend, and it ...
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Why Are 5 Stocks Way Down on an Up Day?

The big boost to equities following Friday morning’s announcement of additional quantitative easing by the Bank of Japan has been spread widely across most sectors. Still there are several laggards ...
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Gold, Silver Skid on Japanese Easing

Gold prices have lost nearly 3% Friday morning to trade at around $1,163, following the surprise announcement of an increase in the Bank of Japan’s planned asset purchases. The bank ...
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Dollar General Takes Its Offer to Family Dollar Shareholders

The battle between Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) and Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) over which company will acquire Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) is primarily being fought between ...
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Chevron Earnings Jump on Refining, Currency Effects

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Friday. The oil and gas supermajor posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.95 on revenues of $54.68 billion. ...
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Japan Surprises Markets With More Quantitative Easing

The Bank of Japan pumped some air under equity markets Friday morning when its board of governors voted to increase its annual asset purchase amount from a target range of ...
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Weyerhaeuser Profit Rises, Outlook Appears Soft

Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Friday morning. The wood products real estate investment trust (REIT) posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.33 ...
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LinkedIn Earnings Solid; Outlook Not So Much

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) reported third-quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Thursday. The social media firm posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.52 on revenue of $568 ...
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Starbucks Earnings Leave Investors Cold

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) reported fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results after markets closed Thursday. For the quarter, the coffee roaster and restaurant company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

October 30, 2014: Here are four stocks among the 119 equities making new 52-week lows today. Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) dropped about 9.6% today to post a new 52-week low ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Dominated the Market

October 30, 2014: Markets opened mixed again on Thursday with the DJIA opening higher on the strength of a big earnings beat by the index’s most influential component. The first ...
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China’s Big Oil Companies Battered by Low Crude Oil Prices

China’s big three oil companies have recently reported earnings that are significantly below expectations. PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE: PTR), China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP) (aka Sinopec) and Cnooc ...
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